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40 Percent Polling in Gorakhpur, 29 in Phulpur Till 4pm: Election Commission

The bypolls were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, respectively following their election to the state legislative council.

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Updated:March 13, 2018, 4:27 PM IST
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40 Percent Polling in Gorakhpur, 29 in Phulpur Till 4pm: Election Commission
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shows his finger marked with indelible ink after he cast his vote during Gorakhpur Lok Sabha by-poll election, in Gorakhpur on Sunday. (Image: PTI )
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Lucknow: Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency witnessed a polling percentage of around 40 percent while Phulpur saw a turnout of around 29 percent till 4 pm on Sunday, Election Commission sources said.

The voting for the bye-elections to the two Lok Sabha seats began on a dull note but picked up momentum in the day amid tight security, they said.

The bypolls were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, respectively following their election to the state legislative council.

After casting his vote in Gorakhpur, Adityanath claimed the BJP was getting widespread support from the people.

"The people know that development was the only panacea," he told reporters.

Attacking the BSP and the SP, the chief minister claimed, "These parties are indulging in negative politics, politics of bargaining and politics of opportunism. The state has suffered the negative consequences because of this".
| Edited by: Tarun Bhardwaj
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